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Penn State wins 3rd consecutive Big Ten Championships

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Back-to-back champion Penn State defended its postseason crown Sunday en route to winning its third consecutive Big Ten Wrestling Championships. The Nittany Lions racked up 151 points, 12 more than second-place Minnesota. See the final standings and get a link to the final brackets in this post.

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BTN Wrestling Report: Big Ten Championships

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BTN Wrestling Report: Big Ten Championships Preview

In the latest web-only edition of the “BTN Wrestling Report,” Kara Lentz talks with BTN wrestling analyst Jim Gibbons to preview the Big Ten Championships that are set for Saturday-Sunday at the University of Illinois. Lentz and Gibbons preview each weight class and talk about what each team needs to do to win the team title.

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National Duals to air live on Digital Network

BTN will provide live coverage of all four sessions of the NWCA/Cliff Keen Division I National Dual Meet Championship hosted by the  Minnesota via the Big Ten Digital Network on Friday and Saturday. Four of the eight competing teams are Big Ten squads: Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois and Ohio State. All four programs rank in the nation’s top 10: No. 2 Iowa, N0. 3 Minnesota, No. 4 Ohio State, and No. 8 Illinois.

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Three tiebreakers later, No. 4 Iowa tops No. 3 Minnesota

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Iowa at Minnesota - Wrestling Highlights

No. 4 Iowa outscored No. 3 Minnesota, 41-33, in match points to defeat the Gophers, 16-15, Saturday at Williams Arena. The two teams were tied at 15 after splitting the first 10 bouts, but the Hawkeyes earned the deciding team point based on the advantage in match points — the third tiebreak criteria.

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No. 4 Minnesota rallies past No. 8 Illinois

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Illinois at Minnesota - Wrestling Highlights

The fourth-ranked Minnesota wrestling team rallied from behind to beat the eighth-ranked Illini, 18-14 on Monday night. The Gophers were sparked by Scott Schiller’s upset of Mario Gonzalez at 197-pounds.

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